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Guardianship abuse is rampant across the US.  Predatoratory guardians are enabled and facilitated by corrupt probate judges, Adult Protective Service employees, state regulators and even some medical staff, all who ignore state statutes and regulations and who violate the rights of the victim so that the estate can be looted. 

Our guests this evening are:

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Laura Francois-Eugene on abuse by court-appointed guardians in Washington, DC.  Sallie Thomas plus two other victims.

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM  Linda Kincaid on abuse by public guardians in CA.  Gisela Riordan in Santa Clara County and Mr. J. in San Joaquin County.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Chris Murphy on unreported abuse, failure of Department of Social Services to act on reports of abuse.

BIO’s for our guests:

Laura Francois-Eugene:

Bio:

Laura has been active as an elder advocate in DC for a number of years.  She is involved with several families whose parents are victims of abuse by court-appointed guardians.

The death of Sallie Thomas:

Sallie Thomas was a victim of horrific abuse and neglect at George Washington University Hospital.  Advocates released photos of a huge bedsore, bruises around the bedsore, and strangulation marks on Sallie’s neck.  The guardian retaliated with a restraining order against Sallie’s daughter.  When Sallie died, the guardian did not notify her daughter.  The daughter learned of her mother’s death from a friend, several days later.

Phone Number:  to come

Linda Kincaid: 

Bio:

Linda holds a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley.  Since 1990, she has been a chemical safety consultant for high tech companies in Silicon Valley.  Linda developed a passion for the rights of elder Americans after her mother was abducted and isolated from loved ones.  She actively advocates for the rights of abused elders in her community and throughout the country.  Linda is the National Senior Issues Examiner for Examiner.com.

The abuse of Gisela Riordan.

Gisela Riordan has been isolated for over two years.   The public guardian allows no visitors or phone calls.

Department of Social Services determined there was no violation of Gisela’s rights to visitation or phone calls.  The Santa Clara County Public Guardian states they have the right to deny all visitation to their conservatees.  Will Lightbourne, state Director of Department of Social Services also stated that Public Guardians have the right to deny all visitation.  That practice is in violation of California Probate Code and California Penal Code.

Phone Number:  408-741-5474

Chris Murphy 

Bio:

Chris Murphy holds a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from CSU Long Beach, and a Master of Science degree in Acquisition Management from West Coast University.

In 2001, she placed her mother in a local assisted living facility; the experiences of both her mother and herself were the genesis of her interest in, and passion for residential care advocacy. Since 2007, she holds a RCFE Administrator’s Certificate.

Her thesis “An Exposition of Irregularities in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in San Diego and Imperial Counties,” (Montezuma Publishing, SDSU, 2010), is based on original research conducted from the public files of 354 RCFEs located in San Diego and Imperial counties.  While working on her thesis, she and another like-minded graduate student founded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), a 501(c) organization offering consumer-based advocacy  and information about assisted living in California for the purpose of allowing consumers to make informed placement decisions. CARR’s website offers free access to public documents and regulatory compliance histories for approximately 700+ RCFEs located in San Diego and Imperial counties.

CARR is fueled by passion and private donations to continue its work.

Talking Points:  Much elder abuse is not identified.  Much of identified abuse is not reported.  Much of the reported abuse is not cited by Department of Social Services. Much of the abuse cited by Department of Social Services is not corrected.

Phone for ID:  619-795-2165

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2012/07/30/ts-radio-guardianship-abuse-across-the-nation

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